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Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta hosts an honor cordon to welcome Israel's Minister of Defense Ehud Barak to the Pentagon at 9:30 a.m. EST.  The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance.  Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the Pentagon River Parking Entrance only.  Plan to arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification.  Please call 703-697-5131 for escort to the cordon. 

Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta and Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey testify at a hearing of the House Budget Committee on the fiscal 2013 National Defense Authorization budget request at 2 p.m. EST in room 210, Cannon House Office Building. 

Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta and Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen.Martin E. Dempsey delivers remarks at the White House dinner, "A Nation's Gratitude," honoring veterans of Operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn. 

Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter will deliver remarks at the 3rd Annual ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit Feb. 29, at 11 a.m. EST at the Gaylord Hotel, National Harbor, Md. 

Commander, U.S. European Command/NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe Navy Adm. James G. Stavridis and Commander, U.S. Africa Command Army Gen. Carter F.Ham testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on the fiscal 2013 National Defense Authorization budget request at 10 a.m. EST in room 2118, Rayburn House Office Building.



02/29/2012
White House Tribute to Iraq War Veterans
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta, The White House, Washington D.C.


02/29/2012
National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of February 28, 2012

            This week the Army and Coast Guard announced a decrease in activated reservists while the Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force announced an increase.  The net collective result is 237 fewer reservists activated than last...



02/29/2012
White House “A Nation’s Gratitude” Dinner Attendees Announced

             A list of the attendees for this evening’s White House “A Nation’s Gratitude” Dinner is attached at the following web address http://www.defense.gov/news/WHAttendees.pdf .




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